Even the Muppets can't stand the Spider-Man musical

You know you're down-and-out when even venerable PBS productions are taking potshots at you. Such is the case with Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which will be parodied mercilessly next season on Sesame Street. Those preschoolers will be in stitches. » 6/13/11 4:30pm 6/13/11 4:30pm

Will Julie Taymor be forced out of the Spider-Man Musical?

Despite the comedy of errors that is Broadway's Spider-Man musical, ticket sales continue to soar. But will this next news snip Spidey's web once and for all? Rumor has it director Julie Taymor may step down. » 3/08/11 11:30am 3/08/11 11:30am

Lead Actress flees the Spider-Man musical

More trouble for Julie Taymor's Spidey musical. Natalie Mendoza, who plays Arachne, and sings five numbers (including the title track), is leaving the production after suffering from a concussion last month. Will this inspire others to jump ship? [NY Times] » 12/29/10 8:00am 12/29/10 8:00am

Forget U2's Spider-Man musical: We're throwing our support behind Bon…

While the Spider-Man musical might have a $60 million dollar budget, a team of Cirque du Soleil performers and Bono, the Hulk musical (Hulk: Inside and Out) has a tub of green paint, purple spanks and better music. Advantage: Hulk. » 12/01/10 10:03am 12/01/10 10:03am

The Spider-Man Broadway musical is like eating a candy-coated black…

The $65-million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is not unlike eating a caramel-covered, poisonous arachnid. It's a deranged spectacle that's sweet going down. » 11/29/10 11:05am 11/29/10 11:05am

Hallowe'en Brings Spider-Man Musical Tickets

While it remains to be seen whether Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark will even open as planned next year, a spokesman for the show has confirmed that tickets will go on sale for the musical October 31st. [New York Times] » 9/15/09 10:00am 9/15/09 10:00am

What Mutant Foe Will The Singing Spidey Face?

In a special sneak peek at the multi-million dollar Spider-Man musical, director Julie Taymor spilled details on sets, villains, and sky high web-slinging. Plus Bono and The Edge played a few tunes. » 3/27/09 1:24pm 3/27/09 1:24pm

One Possible Singing Peter Parker Emerges

The Spider-Man Musical auditions are underway and still no word about who our singing Peter Parker will be until now. We've got wind of one casting rumor for our dear U2-warbling webslinger. » 3/10/09 7:00am 3/10/09 7:00am

Evan Rachel Wood Web Slings Onto The Great White Way With Spider-Man

Smokin' songstress Evan Rachel Wood is teaming up with Across The Universe's director Julie Taymor to bring the zillion-dollar Spider-Man musical to Broadway. But what about the masked man himself? She's trying to convince Jim Sturgess (her ATU co-star). "We did the workshop together, but I don’t know if he can commit… » 12/11/08 1:52pm 12/11/08 1:52pm